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Curious little newspaper calling itself "The Smallest Newspaper in the World"...

Item #672522

November 19, 1937

THE MEARS NEWZ, Mears, Michigan, Nov. 19, 1937  This is a fascinating little newspaper which dubbed itself as: "The Smallest Newspaper in the World" as noted in the masthead. Created by one of the more interesting publishers in Michigan history, Swift Lathers, this weekly was just 4 pages & measured 5 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches.

It was usually hand delivered to subscribers, was filled... See More  

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One of the most intricately engraved mastheads to be had...

Item #672520

April 26, 1729

THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, April 26, 1729 

* Rare 18th century publication

* Great masthead engraving

See the photos for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper, showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George sla... See More  

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Pre-Civil War Kentucky...

Item #672508

January 24, 1850


* Uncommon antebellum publication

Rare to find a Kentucky newspaper from before the Civil War. The entire front & back pages are taken up with ads, providing interesting insight into the goods purchased by families over ten years before the Civil War. Inside pages have various news of the day, including political items, and even more ... See More  

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Sinking of the two great battle ships: the Hood and the Bismarck...

Item #672490

May 24, 1941

THE DAILY TIMES-NEWS,  Burlington, North Carolina  A pair of notable issues dated May 24 and 27, 1941 

* Royal Navy HMS Hood sunk

* German Battleship Bismarck sunk

* Two issue set

Given the significance, close dates, and similar front page presentation by the same newspaper, we offer this pair, reporting in the May 24 issue: "GREATEST BRITISH WARSHIP IS SUNK" wit... See More  

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Reporting John F. Kennedy's assassination...

Item #672485

November 23, 1963

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS, North Carolina, Nov. 23, 1963 

* John F. Kennedy assassination

The banner headline announces: "KENNEDY IS ASSASSINATED; PRO-RED HELD AS SUSPECT" with two related photos.

Complete in 2 sections and 22 pages, minor toning at the fold, nice condition.... See More  

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Rare title with the original outer wrappers...

Item #672451

August 01, 1797

THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, August, 1797  This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are in remarkably nice condition as more typically they are quite worn.

The front wrapper includes the title/index page. Among the articles are: "Fair Statement of Grievances in the Navy" "Narrative of the Proceedings of Sir Jervis's Fleet&quo... See More  

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A letter from VMI...

Item #672448

January 25, 1872

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Jan. 25, 1872  Page 2 has a letter from the "Virginia Military Institute" in Lexington concerning immigration. Also an article on "Constitutional Amendments" for the state of North Carolina.

Four pages, a few creases, and a bit of foxing, good condition.

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Report on the 1862 Battle of Antietam...

Item #672444

October 08, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 8, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

* Battle of Antietam - Sharpsburg

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside are: "To the Citizens of Columbus" "From Knoxville--News from Gen. Smith... See More  

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Battle of Fredericksburg...

Item #672435

December 30, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, December 30, 1862 

* Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia

* Confederate victory from rebel capital

The front page has a wealth of war-related news including items headed: "From Fredericksburg" "City Intelligence" "Communication with the North" "Forestalling and Corrupting Negro Labour" "The War In The Southwe... See More  

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Confederate newspaper from Montgomery, Alabama...

Item #672424

January 01, 1865

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 1, 1865 

* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama

* A wealth of Civil War related reporting

If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War.

Memphis was a Confederate stro... See More  

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Lincoln's body on its way to Springfield...

Item #672422

May 03, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 3, 1865

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Funeral train towards Springfield

Page 5 has: "The President's Obsequies" "From Chicago to Mr. Lincoln's Home" with subheads: "Closing Manifestations in Chicago--the Body Escorted on its Way--Mrs. Lincoln's Selection of a Burial place--The Journey Toward Springfield".

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Indian depredations... Message signed by John Hancock...

Item #672413

November 17, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 17, 1792  On the front page under "Indian Depredations" is a full column report about the depredations "South of the Ohio".

Page 2 has a report stating that work was started on the canal between the Susquehanna and Schuylkill rivers "...on the crown level of the middle ground, between the Tulpehocken and Quintapahilla: And that the ca... See More  

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Building lot for sale in the new federal capital...

Item #672412

August 11, 1791

DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1791 

* Washington D.C. land sale

* Early U.S. government

The front page has a nice ad datelined at "George-Town",= concerning the sale of a "...Number of Lots in the Federal City...". Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuan... See More  

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The trial of the demon jailer of Andersonville Prison Camp...

Item #672408

October 14, 1865

THE DAILY CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1865  The top of a front page column has a stack of heads: "The Virginia Congressmen" "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "News From California" "Davis Intercession" "Letters From Mrs. Davis" and more.

Four pages, large folio size, good condition. The folder note is for the issue folded in half.

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Much on the Mormons...

Item #672349

November 19, 1857

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 19, 1857 

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Governor Brigham Young

* Proclamation of martial law

* Utah War declaration

In the issue the day after the historic Proclamation of martial law issued by Brigham Young, this issue continues with much Mormon reporting.

Page 4 has most of a column headed: "The Latest News" "The Mormon War" "The Dispatches... See More  

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From world-famous Coronado, California...

Item #672345

January 30, 1888

CORONADO EVENING MERCURY, California, Jan. 30, 1888 

* Rare publication

* Hotel del Coronado ad

Very uncommon newspaper from this city in San Diego Bay. Considered an island, but technically a peninsula connected to the mainland by the "Silver Strand".

This was the year the world-famous Hotel Del Coronado opened, with a front page advertisement for it (small hole here, deter... See More  

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Interesting horse racing engraving...

Item #672344

April 01, 1808

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, April 1, 1808   Beginning on the front page & carrying over to page 2 are: "Documents Accompanying the Message of the President" which includes several documents signed in type by James Madison and James Monroe.

Page 3 has a very unusual engraving of a horse race, with textual details on: "The Fairfield Races".

Four pages variou... See More  

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One of the most dramatic Kennedy assassination issues to be had...

Item #672338

November 22, 1963

CITIZEN-NEWS, Hollywood, California, November 22, 1963 

* Unique JFK assassination issue

See the photos for one of the most dramatic front pages to be had reporting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Save for the caption to the photo the only word on the front page is in huge, bold letters: MARTYRED !

The remainder of the front page is taken up with a huge, black-bordered... See More  

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The 'Colored' Convention... Mormons and issuance of their own fractional currency...

Item #672337

April 13, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, April 13, 1872  Page 5 has nearly a full column headed: "COLORED NATIONAL CONVENTION" "A Great Day For The Africans" with various subheads as well. Near the end is: "...A telegraphic dispatch was received and read amid applause from Fred. Douglass at Canton, Mass., announcing his expected arrival at twelve to-night...".

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The proposed Mormon state of Deseret...

Item #672336

April 11, 1872

THE WORLD, New York, April 11, 1872 

* State of Deseret - Mormons - Mormonism

* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The front page has a report from Salt Lake City on: "The Mormon Conference" with subheads: "12,000 Men in the Tabernacle--Mormonism and Enigma to the World--Brigham Young Comfortable in Health--Foreign Missionary Efforts of the Saints".

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Nice George Washington issue...

Item #672332

May 09, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 9, 1795 

* President George Washington

* Acts of Congress

The front page features not one but three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the president: George Washington. One of the Acts is for trading with the Indians. The ftpg. also has a detailed ad: "30 Dollars Reward" for deserters from the military.

Four pages, various scatter... See More  

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Ships from 'New Spain' departed Havana...

Item #672331

March 07, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 7, 1669 

* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

The front page has a report noting: "The New-Spain fleet arriving safely at St. Lucar has filled all people with joy, the publick as well as private persons having a great share in those ships; four of their numbers were left behind at Havana..." with a bit more.

Single s... See More  

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One of the best accounts of the 'Bloody Benders' we have found...

Item #672318

May 13, 1873

NEW YORK TIMES, May 13, 1873 

* Bloody Benders

* Cherry Vale, Kansas

* Corpses discovered

The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with an excellent and uncommonly lengthy report of the "Bloody Benders" with the discovery of their victims.

The top of a column is headed: "THE KANSAS MURDERS" "Narrative of the Horrible Crimes of the Bender Family--Discovery of... See More  

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Print of the Aurora Borealis...

Item #672314

May 10, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 10, 1851  The front page has a print of: "The Aurora Borealis" which shows what appears to be Eskimos in the foreground. A descriptive article as well.

Four pages, large folio size, 3 folds with minor fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issued folded in half.

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Exceedingly rare Napoleon occupation newspaper...

Item #672273

January 05, 1811


* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper

This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.

In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empi... See More  

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Sandy Koufax wins his first Cy Young Award...

Item #672270

October 25, 1963

NEW YORK TIMES, October 25, 1963  The sport's section (page 20) has a one column head: "KOUFAX RECEIVES CY YOUNG AWARD" with subhead. A nice report on Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax winning the first of his three Cy Young awards.

Koufax is also remembered as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports. His decision not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Se... See More  

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Expected rebel invasion...

Item #672266

November 16, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 16, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Projected Rebel Invasion" "An Expedition Sent from Wilmington to Halifax" "Later From Charleston" 'Bombardment of Sumter Still Progressing" "Renewed Rebel Desertions" "From the Army of the Potomac" 'Firing Heard Toward Stevensburg" &... See More  

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Huge Civil War map makes this very displayable...

Item #672265

October 14, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 14, 1863 

* Extra-large Civil War Map for display

Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific front page, as 80% of it is taken up with a huge Civil War map headed: "THE MILITARY SITUATION. Map of the present Scene of Active Operations in Eastern Tennessee and Georgia." A wealth of Civil War reporting on pages 2 and 3.

Twelve pages, very ni... See More  

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Execution of the outlaw Vasquez...

Item #672264

March 20, 1875

NEW-YORK TIMES, March 20, 1875 

* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)

* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit

The front page has: "Execution Of The Bandit Vasquez" "Hanged At San Jose, Cal., Yesterday--No Attempt At Rescue--He Is Cool To The Last."

The report about the execution of this colorful outlaw who claimed he never killed a man, reads in part: &qu... See More  

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Babe Ruth's last Major League Baseball game...

Item #672261

May 31, 1935

NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1935 

* Babe Ruth's final farewell

* Last game as a player

* Baker Bowl, Philadelphia

* MLB baseball icon

The sport's section (page 18) has a two column heading: "Phils Crush Braves by 11-6, 9-3" with subheads and box scores. In the first game of this double-header, Babe Ruth struck out in the first inning, then hurt his knee taking him out o... See More  

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Jim Thorpe loses his Olympic medals...

Item #672260

January 28, 1913

THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Jan. 28, 1913 

* Jim Thorpe has to return his Olympic trophies

* Indian athlete from Carlisle PA

Page 3 has one column heads: "Jim Thorpe Professional" "Hero of Olympic Games Loses Trophies--Records Wiped Out".

Twelve pages, evenly toned, a little margin wear, should be handled with care.... See More  

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Yankees set new American League record...

Item #672259

September 25, 1927

SPRINGFIELD SUNDAY UNION AND REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Sept. 25, 1927  The second page of the sports section has a banner headline: "YANKEES SET NEW AMERICAN LEAGUE RECORD BY SCORING 106TH VICTORY". The report is headed: "Champion Yankees Set Record With 106th Win" with subhead: "George Pipgras Holds Detroit Tigers to Three Hits, Scores 6-to-0 Shoutout and Fans Four ... See More  

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End of segregation in public schools...

Item #672258

October 30, 1969

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, Oct. 30, 1969 

* School segregation must end

* U.S. Supreme Court ruling

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Supreme Court School Ruling Hailed, Hit" and more. This is first report coverage of the Supreme Court ruling that schools must end segregation.

Complete in 18 pages, small binding holes near the spine, v... See More  

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Croquet, fishing, and more great prints...

Item #672256

September 06, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 6, 1890  The front page is a great print featuring: "Croquet in Connecticut--The Prize Tournament at Norwich" which includes 4 comic scenes as well.

Among the prints inside are: "A Turpentine Still near New Berne" "A Watermelon Auction on the North River Front, New York City" "Honors to Ericsson..." conce... See More  

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Five issues from the nation's capital, 1825...

Item #672254

February 28, 1825

DAILY NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington, D.C., a five issue lot dated Feb. 28 thru March 7, 1825  A good newsy newspaper from the nation's capital, four pages each, a bit irregular at the spine, still bound together, generally good condition.

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One of the less common titles from the 1790's...

Item #672250

March 23, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, March 23, 1795 

* Uncommon publication

Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century. Among the articles are: "Electioneering--To the Electors of Norfolk" "Death of the Prince Primate of Poland" "On Punishment" "Hope for Old Bachelors!" and much more.

Four pages, a bit of damp staining, good condition.... See More  

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From the island of Malta...

Item #672249

April 15, 1841

LLOYD MALTESE, Italy, April 15, 1841  A quite uncommon little newspaper published in the Italian language on the island of Malta. Complete in four pages, 6 by 8 inches, great condition.

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Criticizing Burgoyne for his failure in America...

Item #672229

October 02, 1779


* American Revolutionary War

* Gen. John Burgoyne failures

Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here.

Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at S... See More  

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General Forrest threatens a raid...

Item #672228

October 06, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 6, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Threatening Raid by the Rebels Under Forrest" "Intent of the Rebel Attack on McMinnsville" "Rebel Views of the Situation" "Gen. Rosecrans's Position Acknowledged Impregnable" and much more.

Eight pages, good condition.

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Robert E. Lee makes a failed move...

Item #672227

October 16, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 16, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Desperate flank Movement by Lee!" "Attempt of the Rebels to Get Between Our Army & Washington" "Enemy Driven Back by the Second Corps" Probable Battle at Bull Run" "Recrossing of the Tennessee by Wheeler's Troops" "Important Movement of Bragg&#... See More  

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Military command have changed...

Item #672226

October 23, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 23, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Division of the Mississippi" "Departments of the Cumberland, Tennessee, Ohio, and Vicksburg Included in Gen. Grant's Command" "Gens. Hooker & Sherman to Command their Respective Corps" "Escape of General Lee Across the Rapidan" "The Grant Battle Avo... See More  

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General Lee's and General Bragg's armies...

Item #672225

October 29, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 29, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: Gen. Grant's Dept." "Grand Flanking Movement by Lee's and Bragg's Armies" "Rebels Marching from Virginia to Tennessee" "The Line of the Rappahannock to be Defended by Lee" "Cavalry Right at Bealton Station" "Daring Raids by the Enemy" &... See More  

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Rebel guerrillas... Army of the Potomac...

Item #672224

November 07, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 7, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Army of the Potomac in Motion" "The Warrenton Route to Richmond Abandoned!" "The Siege of Charleston" "The Fenian Brotherhood" "Increased Audacity of Rebel Guerrillas" "Gen. Grant's Dept." "Enemy Still Firing from Lookout Mountain... See More  

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General Meade on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #672223

November 12, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 12, 1863 

* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

* General George Meade official report

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Rebel Army Concentrated on the Rapidan" "Presentation of Colors to General Meade" "Official Report of the Late Engagements & of the Battle of Gettysburg" "The Main Army at Rodgersv... See More  

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Fighting near Knoxville... Escape of Union prisoners...

Item #672222

November 21, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 21, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From East Tennessee" "Gen. Burnside Announces Himself All Right, Yet all Wrong" "Continued Fighting All About Knoxville" "Our Soldiers In Richmond" "Escape of 33 Prisoners from Castle Thunder" "Capture of Brazos Island, Bienville, and Point Isabel... See More  

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Success at Chattanooga...

Item #672221

November 28, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 28, 1863 

* Battles of Missionary Ridge & Lookout Mountain

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "VIRGINIA" "A Battle & a Victory South of the Rapidan" "Gen. Meade Reported Successful at All Points: "CHATTANOOGA" "The Enemy Totally Routed & Flying in Panic" "Bragg Attempts a Stand a... See More  

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General Grant, General Sherman...

Item #672220

December 08, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 8, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "General Grant's Dept." "Longstreet Certainly Retreating Toward Virginia" "The Siege of Knoxville Raised Dec. 4" "Gens. Sherman and Foster Pursuing Along the Holston River" "The Enemy Advancing on Maysfield, Ky." "The Siege of Charleston" &... See More  

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The "science" of phrenology had its own publication...

Item #672219

December 01, 1854

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, December, 1854  Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

Inside has a great article on: "Gold Coins of the United States" which includes 23 nice eng... See More  

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1863 Capture of the Chesapeake...

Item #672212

December 18, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 18, 1863 

* Chesapeake Affair

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Capture of The Chesapeake" ":The Vessel Taken In Sambro Harbor, Near Halifax, Yesterday" "Escape of Most of the Crew" "News From Washington" "Supplies to Richmond Prisoners".

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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General Grant's great campaign...

Item #672211

December 29, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 29, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Grant's Department" "Guerrilla Raids in Front" "Another Demonstration by Morgan Apprehended" "Longstreet's Movements Interpreted" "A Concise Narrative of Gen. Grant's late Campaign" "Proposed Reorganization of Gen. Meade's Arm... See More  

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